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Baked Potato Soup - Panera Bread Copycat Recipe

This baked potato soup is so easy to prepare and you probably won't even tell a difference between Panera Bread's version (it's really that close in taste, if you ask me.)
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked potato soup, Easy Potato Soup, Panera Bread Soups
Servings: 10
Calories: 332kcal
Author: Alyona's Cooking


  • 7 russet potatoes diced
  • 5 1/2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 onions diced
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 6 tbsp flour heaping
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper ground
  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard
  • 5 oz cream cheese diced
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 tbsp bacon bits
  • green onions garnish


  • In a medium pot boil chicken stock and potatoes for 15 min.
  • Meanwhile in a separate large pot, sauté onions in butter until tender. Then stir in the flour and seasonings.
  • Add in the cream cheese and as soon as the cheese starts melting, slowly whisk in the milk.
  • Once the mixture is smooth and bubbly, ladle in the potatoes with the stock until you've reached the desired consistency.
  • Stir in the bacon bits and garnish with scallions. Serve.


Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 865mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 465IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.9mg